Parents seek review of cheerleading tryout policy

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Some Daingerfield-Lone Star parents are upset about this year's tryouts for the squad charged with leading Tiger Pride. Full Story
Frances

AOL

#1 May 23, 2006
I think the parents are correct to seek fairness. I further think that the children who are on the squad and not suppose to be, need to speak up and let their cheer coach know that it's not fair.
lck

United States

#2 May 24, 2006
I remember going through this with my daughter. She cheered for nine years and there was not a single year that grievances were not filed. The grievances usually went all way up to the School Board for a final decision. Never, in nine years were the tryout scores overturned or changed. Cheerleader tryouts are deadly. I heard the principal say one time that he would rather deal with beauty pageant parents than cheerleader parents. He actually said that you could tell a parent why their daughter did not win in a beauty pageant but you damn sure better not tell them their daughter was not good enough to be a cheerleader!

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